Provence Afternoon Sunflowers was my last class demonstration this past weekend in North Texas, my first workshop for the new year! The peonies we painted Friday will last about one more day, the delphiniums two, if I am very fortunate, but the paint and brushes will last longer, the imagination, the will to paint, longer still. Each painting feels like a step on a journey, and as I write my first newsletter for 2014 this week, I realize every year I have painted has had the ambiance of a new beginning. Every blank canvas holds new possibilities. As my thanks to everyone who has supported me in this dream and this journey, I'll be giving away a full day's private lesson. I'll announce the winner in my January Newsletter on Thursday. Sign up for my newsletter to win. Stay tuned, it could be your name that is drawn! Studio Director AnnieBee is quite excited when guests arrive so be prepared for some boisterous pug affection, too.